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Unspeakable – Jaz Coleman

Art rock and the coming of the new era

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Mar 19 - Mar 30
17:00 - 22:30

A heady evening of anecdotes and performance strategies from pop-music’s deadly jester, Jaz Coleman. As leader of the innovative rock band Killing Joke Coleman’s seemingly chaotic artistry belies if not a plan, then a method. Following, the death of key KJ member Geordie Walker in November 2023, Coleman is still processing the passing of the iconic guitar and close friend. And while a certain amount of remembrance is guaranteed audiences are assured of an evening where the ever voluble Coleman discusses not just his live/s, but the topics that affect us all.
Press info:
An artist of fierce intellect and purpose, Jaz Coleman heads out across the UK in March, to tell it like it is – the UNSPEAKABLE truth in the world of Killing Joke.
The 8 date Unspeakable spoken word tour will see Jaz in conversation with Shane Embury (Napalm Death). The tour starts in Glasgow at the Garage on 19th March and concludes at the Cambridge Junction on 30th March.
I have never shared the truth about my forty five years with Killing Joke.  In the Unspeakable talks I will reveal all, my personal life, my occult studies, my muses and my struggles with mental health and more recently, diabetes. As we have entered a period of apocalypse  – which means The Great Revealing, I will hold nothing back concerning my extraordinary life” – Dr Jaz Coleman.
“ I am  beyond thrilled to be asked to join Jaz on his Spoken word tour …  what an enlightening experience this will be for everyone” – Shane Embury.
Jaz Coleman, the celebrated musician, composer, producer, author, lecturer, traveller, philosopher, actor and Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, formed the iconic post-punk band Killing Joke in 1978, with Geordie, Big Paul and Youth.  Killing Joke then set out on one of the most remarkable and idiosyncratic journeys ever.
Killing Joke’s influence has been enormous, with an unlikely roll-call of musicians taking their cues from the their catalogue – from Nirvana to most modern American metal to many DJs and dance music mavericks… few, however, coming close to the band’s innate power.
In a time when the planet seems to be descending further into chaos, who better than Jaz Coleman to follow out of the darkness.
an oral history of Killing Joke in conversation with SHANE EMBURY
March 2024, UK 
Tue 19th Glasgow Garage
Wed 20th Manchester Stoller Hall
Thur 21st Sheffield Memorial Hall
Sat 23rd Wolverhampton KK’s Steel Mill
Sun 24th  Cheltenham Parabola Arts Centre
Tue 26th  Leicester O2 Academy
Fri 29th  London Bush Hall
Sat 30th  Cambridge Junction

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